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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 22, 2013 4:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Grumpy Dandelions

So my son took my old laptop to school today. "There was all this Grateful Dead music on it," he said, "and something came up I'd never heard before. It's called Grumpy Dandelions. I didn't really like it. It must be a Brent song."

Sorry, Brent. Right around your birthday, too.

Me: "China Cat Sunflower?"

"No, I KNOW that one." Duh, mom.

"Maybe it wasn't the Dead."

"It was definitely the Dead, because it was labeled something-something-19-something."

What could he be thinking of? The other clue is "it was something about pines." But not in the name of the song. So he says.

Theories? I'm going to be forced to play In the Pines to him now, followed by Pembroke Pines shows ...

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2013-10-22 11:22:40

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 22, 2013 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

I'm guessing "Push Comes to Shove".

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 23, 2013 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

Row Jimmy? - "Grass shack nailed to a pine wood floor."

Believe it or not? -

"Right now while the sun shines
on the crest of the hill
with a breeze in the pines
and a gray whippoorwill

Also, did you entertain the possibility of it being JGB or some other Garcia outfit?
Perhaps Mississippi Moon? -
"Through the Louisiana pines to the Mississippi moon"

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 23, 2013 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

If it's a "standard repertoire" GD song, particularly from the first 20 years, he's pretty likely to know it. Although if something cuts in during an Unfortunate Singing Moment ... well, that could be scary. (Sometimes I'll have music on and he'll come in grimacing, "WHAT is up with BOB?!?")

Or something that isn't GD at all. It was ID'd with a date, he said, which he knows to assume is GD (!!!), but I do have some live music DLs from other bands with dates attached' mostly bluegrass (which is pretty obviously non-GD) but also others, like Railroad Earth.

Actually this is a good reminder to get all of my music off my old computer! I still haven't put it all on my iPod because, well, I'm pathetic about tech. I should burn things to disc.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Oct 24, 2013 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

don't forget to get all your gay porn off there too :)
That could make for an awkward show and tell.

Please tell us the solution to 'Grumpy' before someone else types what songs, and members of the best band in the world
that they DONT like. Its harshing my buzz and my mellow...

edit~When Believe Or Not comes up, I start to worry
( thx snow and rain:} )

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 24, 2013 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

But I haven't figured it out yet! He keeps having homework and can't play. As for any interesting show and tell, well, he's in 11th grade, so I'm sure there's nothing on my laptop he can't deal with. Except apparently for "Grumpy Dandelions."

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 24, 2013 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

fwiw, I love Mississippi Moon. but yeah, believe it or not has never been one of my favorites. i was just looking for songs with "pine" in them.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Oct 22, 2013 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Stagger Lee?

She went into the DeLion's club through Billy DeLion’s blood..


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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 22, 2013 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stagger Lee?

Good one; you gotta love Rob's suggestion, eh?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Oct 23, 2013 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: too much too fast

I can never listen to Unbroken Chain the same way ever
again. Thanks Rob. mumuble mumble mumble mumumble
ricken racken fricken fracken, mumble mumble.

Excellent sugs from all. Im torn between a few...(no comments)
Guess we will have to wait for the kid to graduate to figure
this one out

Im gonna go with Don't Need Love just off of the initial
response from the youngen

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 23, 2013 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: re: too much too fast

Yeah, and he may never have heard it cuz I always skip it. Along with, I think, almost all Brent-written songs, ever.

For that matter, I also skip Push Comes to Shove. I'm afraid for my ears. A tiger might punch them, and so might the music. Worst Garcia-Hunter tune ever?

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 23, 2013 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: re: too much too fast

Black Muddy River. That and Push both have empty 'Last played' fields on my 'puter. Day Job is better than those.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 23, 2013 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: re: too much too fast

Oh, I don't agree about Black Muddy River. I think that, late in the game, Hunter started to get back to their roots ... hence Black Muddy River and Lazy River Road. To me those are the best of their latest. Push, on the other hand, just sounds like an average 80s radio song.

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Poster: sailortried Date: Oct 22, 2013 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stagger Lee?

Samson Dandilions

"the bees made honey in da lions head"

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 22, 2013 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

Sugar Magnolia perhaps?
"A breeze in the pines in the summer night moonlight,
Crazy in the sunlight yes indeed"

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Poster: craven714 Date: Oct 22, 2013 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

I was thinkin the same PG, but those lyrics are so fast and
inconspicuous. It took me longer to figure those lyrics out, than this lovely child has been alive prolly...
Until then, I hope AR et al has a break through. And shares:) This would be nice and funny to figure out.

And AR... 'Grumpy Dandelions' is a great band name:
"Ladies and gentlemen........ Cleveland welcomes.....
The Grumpy Dandelions!!!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlJM4UhbQ7A


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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 22, 2013 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

Well, it was one he didn't remember hearing. I think it would be hard for him to have missed for that one. He's not too bad at playing guess-that-tune, for his "weight class," that is. (E.g. kids born after Jerry moved on.)

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 22, 2013 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

I guessed "Push" because it's the only song I can think of with angry flowers and tigers. The way Jerry flubs lines I can imagine him saying "Here there may be lions that punch you in the ear..." Subbing lions for tigers...

or,

"Here there may be lions who punch you in the nose". Subbing lions for roses.

It's got the elements, angry flowers and the possibility Jerry sings lions.

Shaking in the forest, what have you to fear?
Here there may be tigers, to punch you in the ear
With gloves of stainless steel, bats carved out of brick
Knock you down and beat you up and give your ass a kick
When push comes to shove, you're afraid of love

Shaking in the desert, now wherefore do you cry?
Here there may be rattlesnakes, to punch you in the eye
With shotgun's full of silver and bullet's made of glass
String barbed wire at your feet, that do not let you pass
When push comes to shove, you're afraid of love

When push comes to shove
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love
When push comes to shove

Shaking in the bedroom, covers on your head
Cringing like a baby at the hand beneath the bed?
Phantom in the closet, scratching at the door
Believe it's the mystery killer that you saw on channel four
When push comes to shove, you're afraid of love

Shaking in the garden, the fear within you grows
Here there may be roses, to punch you in the nose
Twist their arms around you, snap you till you cry
Wrap you in their sweet perfume and love you 'til you die
When push comes to shove, you're afraid of love

When push comes to shove
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love
When push comes to shove

When push comes to shove
When push comes to shove
You're afraid of love
When push comes to shove


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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 22, 2013 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

Could it be Beat It On, Dan D. Lion?

or more the more seldom heard:

'Roll you dandelion boy, drop you for a loss'?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 22, 2013 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

LOL!!!! I'd check it out, but tragically, school is interfering with important things like this. He has a paper to write. Homeschooling was so much easier. I could have counted it as music class, literature, history, all three ...

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Oct 22, 2013 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grumpy Dandelions

Billy Dan D. Lyon?